Home » Breaking Bad Companion by Grant Clarkson
Breaking Bad Companion Grant Clarkson

Breaking Bad Companion

Grant Clarkson

Published October 29th 2014
ISBN : 9781502980816
Paperback
144 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

The Breaking Bad Companion Introduction Chapter One - Plot Level Themes and Issues - Tragic and unjust decline of the suburban middle class family man in the 21st century - Drug criminalization or drug legalization? - Existential crisises, aging, andMoreThe Breaking Bad Companion Introduction Chapter One - Plot Level Themes and Issues - Tragic and unjust decline of the suburban middle class family man in the 21st century - Drug criminalization or drug legalization? - Existential crisises, aging, and moral ambiguity - Self-actualization - From nothing to the top - Quantum duality - Last twilight before the night of the surveillance state Chapter Two - Symbolic Threads and Overlays - The Chinese elemental wheel - The color wheel - Numerology, names, and outer space - Chemistry, physics, and metaphysics - Masculine vs. feminine or will to power vs. winds of change - Washing, Laundering, and Vacuuming Chapter Three - Dramatic and Structural Analysis - A transformative protagonist - An ever-expanding scope, or from Captain Cook’s Chili P to the Santiago / Georgetown Axis - Deus ex machina and the emergence of a poetic cosmology - Ambivalent Messages Chapter Four - Scientific, Literary, and Philosophical References - Quantum physics - In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat - Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis - Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass - Pierce Blythe Shelley - Ozymandias - Frederich Nietzsche - Ubermench, Anti-Christ, and Dionysus - Bertrand Russell and Herbert Marcuse on Power and Insatiability Chapter Five - Character Analysis - Walter White - Jesse Pinkman - Skyler White - Hank Schrader - Marie Schrader - Gus Fring - Jane Margolis - Saul Goodman - Gail Boettcher - Lydia Rodart Quayle - Mike Ermantraught - Ted Beneke - Todd Alquist - Walt and Jesse, as Apollo and Dionysus in turns - Skyler and Walt, as Eros and Thanatos in turns Chapter 6 - An Aesthetic Summation - If Only? - Success of the Anti-Hero - Inevitable Dualities and the Quest for Singularity - The Crying Clown - Wisdom and Folly Appendix - A - More Names - B - The 80’s - C - Germany - D - Echoes, Shadows, and Allusions. - E - Fates of the Survivors